2020 Arts Visalia Annual Holiday Show & Sale Submission Guidelines
Our goal is to provide a venue for the exhibit and sale of handcrafted, artistic, and functional works of art during the holiday months. We are looking for gift items such as jewelry, handwoven or hand dyed fiber items, ceramics, distinctive stationery, hand-illustrated books, sculptures, hand-painted decorative or functional pieces, glass art objects, paintings, lithographs, photographs, and more. We encourage holiday themed items. Our Annual Holiday Show & Sale is open during gallery hours with additional hours and days planned through the exhibition.
The Exhibition and Gift Shop Committee has decided to have a more selective process this year.
Prior participation in the holiday show does not ensure an invitation to the upcoming show.
When reviewing work, the Committee jurors will be using the following criteria:
- Technical Skill: craftsmanship, mastery of medium, attention to detail, and finish.
- Originality/Creativity: distinctive style and/or creative process, uniqueness, and aesthetics.
- Other Considerations: Work that is new to Arts Visalia and not shown in Visalia for at least three months; connection to the local area; creating a wide array of gift items for the Annual Holiday Show & Sale.
Artists will be contacted if work has been accepted. Arts Visalia retains the final decision regarding acceptance of artwork. The Gallery Curator will determine the display and installation of the artwork. Arts Visalia strives to balance quality, artistry, uniqueness, and price in our selection of handmade works of art created primarily by local and regional artists.
Consignment Sales-Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of the sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price.
Payment-Payments to artists will be made in January. A list of items sold will be attached to the paycheck so that artists can easily update their inventory.